More often than not and for several good reasons, predictive maintenance focuses heavily on critical vehicle systems. Addressing potential issues before they become catastrophic failures is vital for the safety of the drivers as well as minimizing downtime.
Often overlooked, however, are the devices that are monitoring these systems, and relaying data and details on functionality that is critical to safe and efficient fleet operations. However, fleets are now increasingly realizing the importance of monitoring the equipment responsible for monitoring vehicles and are implementing proactive system health monitoring processes that help avoid costly downtime from system failures.
Still, when issues arise with in-cab technology, internal resources are often not trained to troubleshoot or repair the systems, and even if they have the training and required parts inventory, they may not have the staff or time to restore the system to working order. Without a plan for maintaining these technologies, time and money is lost.
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